Gender and Sexuality
Are men fundamentally different from women? Are women born to be better nurturers than men? Are men in all societies more powerful than women? Why have some societies invented a three-gender system, while in other societies, any deviation from a two-gender system is perceived as a threat? Why do societies control sexuality, even among consensual adults?
These are a few of the many questions we explore. Examining these issues within the setting of a technological university like Clarkson — which attracts a disproportionate number of male students — provides students with a framework to understand the significance of gender/sex in institutional arrangements.
Gender and Sexuality Opportunities
Students who have a Gender and Sexuality minor find themselves open to more opportunities in the world:
You will gain substantial knowledge about gender and sexuality that will enable you to work toward a more equitable and just society in professional areas including the following:
Human resources and human support services (including Affirmative Action).
- Social work.
- Public policy.
- International human rights.
You will also have many opportunities outside the classroom to deepen your understanding of gender and sexuality and to gain valuable experience for your future career:
- Campus clubs, including the American Association of University Women, the Society of Professional Women, and the Gender-Sexuality Alliance.
- The Annual Undergraduate Student Conference in Humanities and Social Sciences, which provides students the opportunity to give presentations based on their research.